System & Components

ZyXEL X650 Router and AC240 Adapter Review

Owning a wireless device of some sort has become commonplace in today’s world. Whether that be a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other wireless device, the need for a fast and stable wireless network has never been more important. Modern technology has brought us Gigabit transfer speeds and wireless 802.11ac formats, both resulting in greatly improved network performance over the past few years. ZyXEL sent their X650 router and AC240 wireless adapter, each of which takes advantage of these newer technologies. Read More

Cooler Master N600 Case Review

Cooler Master N600 Mid-Tower Case

Cooler Master is known for affordable cases that provide excellent airflow, with the potential for more airflow if you add fans. The N600 is a new Cooler Master case that has a number of promising features. Let us do a deep dive and explore this case. Read More

Cooler Master CMStorm Pulse-R Headset Review

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When I started to work on this review, I had already had a great day, and the UPS man showing up with a mysterious box from Coolermaster made it even better. The box inside was mysterious, the attached NDA made it even moreso (NDA will have been lifted by time this review is out), and to top it all off, it was supposed to be flashy and sound good at the same time. Will Coolermaster have made the mistake of flash over substance? Will I ever figure out how to use the front 3.5mm outputs on my case again? Come inside and read to find out! Read More

Thermaltake Chaser A71 Full Tower Case Review

The Chaser line of cases from Thermaltake have been one of their most popular chassis options over the past couple years. All previous cases Thermaltake has offered under the Chaser name have been classified as mid-tower in size, but today we get to see the Chaser in it’s first attempt at a full-tower design – the Chaser A71. I’ve had the opportunity in the past to work with a couple of the earlier Chaser offerings, and came away impressed with both the design and price. So, lets have a look at this full-tower Chaser A71 and see if it continues to impress! Read More

Tt eSPORTS MEKA G-Unit Red Switch Edition Keyboard Review

Adding to their already popular MEKA gaming keyboard line, Tt eSPORTS (Thermaltake) has a new member of the family we’ll be reviewing today. The MEKA G-Unit Cherry MX Red Switch Edition Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the full name attached to this monster, and that’s certainly a mouthful! The MEKA G-Unit line of mechanical gaming keyboards comes in other options as well, coming in the form of the Illuminated Edition, Combat Edition and one called simply G-Unit. Let’s save the other MEKA G-Unit keyboards for perhaps another day and dive into today’s sample for a closer look at this latest mechanical gaming keyboard offering from Tt eSPORTS. Read More

Vantec NexStar HX4R External HDD Enclosure

Looking at the title one can immediately notice this is not a CPU, GPU, or motherboard. Though it may resemble a coffee maker just a bit, it certain isn’t! All joking aside we have an External HDD enclosure from Vantec, the NexStar HX4R, to look at today. The enclosure offers several levels of RAID and the ability to hold up to four HDD’s and up to 16TB of data. Let’s take a closer look! Read More

SanDisk Extreme II 240 GB SSD Review

Its been a while since I have had the opportunity to review an SSD, and never have I reviewed a SanDisk SSD before. Normally SanDisk tends to play in the OEM arena including laptops and such, but since their Extreme SSD and now, what we have for review, the SanDisk Extreme II, they are broadening their horizons and continuing their drive in to the performance segment. We will dissect the drive and see how it does against some more, familiar to the performance market, drives. Read More

Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid-Tower Case Review

The newest member of Fractal Design’s Arc series of Air Flow cases has arrived! Today we’ll take an in depth look at this latest offering from Fractal Design and see if the Arc Midi R2 lives up to its advanced billing. Touted as being a chassis built for high-performance systems with lots of water cooling options, it should raise the brow of computer enthusiasts and water cooling aficionados alike. Can all this really be done in a mid-tower case? Let’s find out together! Read More

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